[CentOS] OT-ish: GPG problem

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 5 16:36:41 UTC 2009

On Monday 05 January 2009 15:35:29 JohnS wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-01-04 at 19:54 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > I'm asking here because it is the best resource I know for knowledgeable
> > people.  The problem in question occurs on my Fedora 9 box and Fedora 10
> > netbook, while another person, Chris, has the problem on a Mandriva 2009
> > box. Whatever is causing it, that leads me to think that it's not
> > distro-specific. Both of us are using kmail.
> >
> > Kgpg sees and lists all the keys on my keyring.  Setting up cryptography
> > for kmail on the boxes in question is where the problem lies.  KMail does
> > not appear to be seeing the keyrings.  When you try to select your key,
> > the list is empty.  If you type in the key ID and ask it to fetch the
> > keys you get an endless back and forward progress bar.
> >
> > As an experiment, on my F10 netbook I renamed the ~/.gnupg folder and
> > recreated it by logging in.  I did not copy my keyrings across.  I then
> > asked for my key to be imported, and that completed correctly.  I then
> > turned to KMail, but still my key could not be seen or used.
> I dont use KDE but I would really think your Key ID has to be in the
> Mail Client itself. There should be a place for it. Use gpg on the
> commandline. See man gpg.
I need gpg to work with kmail - and it does on most of the boxes I've set up.  
For some reason, though, on my two Fedora boxes and Chris's Mandriva box kmail 
will not associate with the gpg keys.  There's no way that I can see that this 
can be set up manually - unless it is written into an rc file.  I'll 
investigate that possibility.

> > I think that that experiment rules out any possibility that I had
> > introduced the problem by copying in config files and keyrings from
> > previous versions.
> >
> > Can anyone suggest further lines of enquiry?  Thanks
> >
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